In honor of the 50th anniversary of the notorious "Bloody Sunday" march in Selma and the historic civil rights movement, join the RAC to learn about the fight for racial justice then and now.
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Celebrate Shabbat Tzedek and continue our long history of working across lines of faith and race to end discrimination and speak out against inequality and prejudice.
Fresh Updates from RAC Blog: Race Relations
Sound the Shofar
Posted on Tuesday September 08, 2015
By Rabbi Fred Guttman Adapted from a speech given on September 3, 2015 at a rally for voting rights in Raleigh, NC. At this time of the year, Jewish people throughout the world hear the sounds of the rams horn or what we call the shofar. In ancient times, the shofar was used to […]
The Call to Californians: Act to End Racial Injustice
Posted on Wednesday August 19, 2015
By Rabbi Paul Kipnes When the call came to drop everything and fly cross-country to highlight the racial injustice that still exists in America, nearly 200 Reform rabbis answered. We put personal and work lives on hold to retrace the steps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Selma to Montgomery and beyond. Now we […]
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Why We’re Marching: America’s Journey for Justice
Posted on Tuesday August 18, 2015
When the NAACP’s America’s Journey for Justice began in Selma, AL, on August 1, the Reform Movement was there as a partner and ally. This historic 860-mile march in which nearly 200 Reform rabbis and activists are participating, will culminate in Washington, D.C. on September 16. Throughout, the marchers are demonstrating to our nation’s leaders that Americans […]
Honoring the Life of Julian Bond
Posted on Monday August 17, 2015
On Saturday night, legendary civil rights leader Julian Bond passed away at the age of 75. Mr. Bond spent his life fighting for social justice—he was a founding member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), a co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center and a longtime chairman of the NAACP. His loss is felt […]